Guests continue to clamor for “authentic” flavors in food. But “authentic” is largely up for interpretation, as it means something a little different to each person.
One thing that remains consistent in the quest for authenticity in cuisine is the use of spices. While “spicy” never seems to fall far on industry flavor trends and forecasts, “spices” are continuing to trend upwards. It is the deep understanding and deliberate use of each one that offers guests a truly authentic experience.
Curry Flavors Rise Up
Middle Eastern curry flavors are vast, complex, and range widely depending on the dish. These spices are fantastic ground and used together.
The many components making up the complex flavor of any curry dish can be equally exciting used on their own. Consider turmeric, and the rise in popularity of this root in many forms. Fawned over for health benefits, this spice can deliver dazzling flavor and visuals, yet many establishments only deploy the superfood powers when making a traditional dish. So there is room to bring turmeric into the mainstream. Understanding the spice and the earthy flavors associated with is crucial. Also, practicing restraint is important too since turmeric flavors can be quite strong. This root packs in aromas that border on citrus and complex flavors that rival ginger and the peppery bite associated with it, especially in raw form.Read More